Dyson Marks Passing of Mathematics Professor

Michael L. Gargano, PhD

Michael L. Gargano, PhD

Dyson College joins the Pace University community in marking the passing of Dr. Michael L. Gargano, PhD, on May 31, 2008.

Gargano had been with Pace University for 30 years and was a champion of interdisciplinary education, as evidenced by his joint appointment in the Computer Science Department of the Seidenberg School and the Mathematics Department in Dyson College.

Colleagues say that he was by nature a creative teacher and a prolific researcher who was loved by his students. He published in a variety of areas including discrete mathematics, graph theory, computer science and their applications.

The June 7, 2008 Discrete Mathematics Day in the Northeast held at the Stevens Institute of Technology was dedicated to him. The 55th issue of the journal Graph Theory Notes of New York, of which he was a member of the editorial board, will also memorialize him.

The New York Mathematics Department will further honor him with the establishment of the Michael L. Gargano Mentoring Project. This will carry on the student-oriented activities through which Gargano distinguished himself.